Khawaja, who has played in all nine of Australia’s World Cup games thus far, has been in good form with the bat, averaging 35.11 at a strike-rate of 88.26.
He picked up the injury while batting in Australia’s last group stage fixture – a narrow loss against South Africa in Manchester that ultimately cost Australia their place at the top of the standings.
Khawaja’s replacement is the in-form Matthew Wade. Wade, who is a vastly experienced international cricketer with 94 ODI appearances to his name, has been in England for three weeks playing for Australia A and has notched scores of 117, 155, 41 and 42 against English domestic sides. He also provides additional cover with the gloves.
Australia face England in the second semi-final of the World Cup on Thursday, July 11 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.